State rep. to introduce legislation allowing some educators to carry firearms in schools
GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. —
An Alabama State Representative is planning to introduce legislation allowing some public educators to carry firearms in schools.
State Rep. Will Ainsworth, of Guntersville, said that after Wednesday's high school shooting in Florida educators asked him to introduce a bill.
The legislation would likely allow for public schools to designate some employees to undergo training and have concealed carry access.
In a release, Ainsworth said "More gun control will not stop someone who is intent upon inflicting harm in our schools, but someone who is properly trained and armed with the right equipment certainly can. It is my hope that passage of this legislation can be fast-tracked once it has been introduced.”